AUGUSTA, Maine — This year’s annual drawing for a moose hunting permit will take place exclusively online.
The lottery typically draws thousands of attendees as part of an annual festival, but this year the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is moving it online to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The department said the event will take place on June 13 at 1 p.m. The moose lottery had originally been scheduled to take place in Jackman at Unity College Sky Lodge.
The deadline to apply for a permit is May 14.
The drawing usually attracts tens of thousands of applicants for a couple thousand permits.